Goal setting, ugh! I know what you’re thinking, “not another article about goal setting”. Am I right? Especially this time of year, everyone is talking about goal setting. So much so that the idea of setting goals has become more of a nuisance than a practical task. It is true that setting goals are an important way to measure whether or not you’re living up to your expectations and fulfilling your desires. In business, goal setting is vital to the sustainability of the company. In our personal lives, goal setting is vital in order for us to achieve our dreams and level of success. But, how much emphasis should we place on the act of goal setting?
You can accomplish only a limited number of tasks in a twenty-four hour period, so wisdom is needed to choose the most important. Determining your priorities helps ensure that you are working toward the purpose God designed you to achieve. Consider where God wants you to be next week, next year, even five or ten years from now. Setting goals provides structure, disciple, and purpose. It helps you to focus on the important instead of just the immediate.
With 2013 just around the corner, think about what you want to accomplish next year. Where do you want to be financially this time next year? What kind of lifestyle do you desire to live by this time next year? If you have kids, where do you see your kids this time next year? If you’re married, where do you see your marriage this time next year? Now pull out your journal and start answering the above questions. Make a list of things you want to accomplish. Ask God what His goals are for you and pray for wisdom in achieving the purpose uniquely designed for you.
As your friend, I’d love to hear what you want to accomplish next year. So, share it with me in the comments section below.
Until next time, always remember that you were created by excellence for excellence. Plan to achieve excellence in 2013! I believe in YOU!